Volume 76, Number 45 | April 4 - 10, 2007

THEATER

LAVENDER SONGS Jeremy Lawrence, pictured above, performs his own translations of songs written and performed by queer artists in the cabarets of Weimar Berlin. Tues., April 10 & Wed., April 11 at 7pm. DUPLEX CABARET THEATRE, 61 Christopher St. at 7th Ave. $12, plus 2-drink min. 212-255-5438. http://www.tosos2.org.

Accomplice: The Village, A new show from the producers of Accomplice: New York that is part interactive theater and part game that sends participants on a mission along the streets of the West Village. Performances run every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-3pm and meet at a location TBA. $55. www.accomplicethevillage.com. 212-209-3370.

Bad Plays Festival, NY Artists Unlimited is now accepting submissions for the 2nd annual Bad Plays Festival (naughty, satirical, politically incorrect, political satire). Scripts under 45-minutes running time are preferred. To apply, submit application, resume, cover letter, sufficient copies of script for readers, bios of any other artists involved, and $15 application fee (through April 30; $25 through May). Check or money order made out to NY Artists Unlimited, Inc. Mail to: Melba LaRose, Artistic Director, NY Artists Unlimited, 212 W. 14 St., #2A, NYC 10011. The festival will be presented for 3 weeks in September. www.NYartists.org. Nyartunltd@aol.com.

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun, A new romantic comedy from the creators of My Big Gay Italian Wedding set in the 1980s as two NYD detectives go undercover as Rio and Lola to infiltrate a an alleged drug ring. The investigation leads to a Staten Island gay bar where Rio meets and falls in love with the local heartthrob. Performances Fridays at 10pm and Saturdays at 3pm through April 14. ACTORS PLAYHOUSE THEATER, 100 Seventh Ave. South. $55.50. 212-239-6200.

The Devil and Billy Markham, You know Shel Silverstein from the children’s classics “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” but wait until you see “The Devil and Billy Markham,” which tells the story of Billy Markham who never met a bet he didn’t take, including that of his own soul. D-LOUNGE, 101 E. 15th St. Thru April 14; Fri. & Sat. at 8pm. $20, $12 students. 212-868-4444.

THE EXILES, A new adaptation of the Orestes and Electra myth by Theodora Skipitares about a brother and sister who avenge the murder of their father and become outcasts in their own city. LA MAMA ANNEX, 74A E. 4th St. Thru April 8; Thurs.-Sun. at 7:30pm & Sun. at 2:30pm. $18. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org.

Murder Uncensored, About the secret life and unsolved murder of silent film director William Desmond Taylor. Thru April 8; Fri., Sat. & Mon. at 8pm & Sun. at 3:30pm. $20, $16 students & seniors. WINGS THEATER, 154 Christopher St. 212-627-2961.

My Trip to Al-Qaeda, Lawrence Wright brings his acclaimed book to the stage, weaving facts, figures and Powerpoint into a compelling and timely story. Thru April 14. CULTURE PROJECT, 55 Mercer St. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com.

Oklahoma, The American classic by Rodgers & Hammerstein presented by The Village Light Opera Group. It is a story of courtship & dreams in a faraway place where work was hard and pleasures were simple. Sat., April 21 at 8pm; Sun., April 22 at 2pm; Fri., April 27 at 8pm; Sat., April 28 & Sun., April 29 at 2pm. HAFT AUDITORIUM, Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W. 27th St., bet 7th & 8th Aves. $20-40. 212-352-3101. www.theatermania.com.

Opening Doors: A Journey in Musical Theatre, A professionally staged production created by NYC middle & high school students. Sat., April 14 at 8pm & Sun., April 15 at 7pm. THE HYPOTHETICAL THEATRE, The Sol Goldman Y, 344 E. 14th St. Suggested donation is $10. Proceeds benefit Wingspan Arts Scholarship Fund. For reservations, email RSVP@wingspanarts.org. For more information, visit www.wingspanarts.org.

Random Acts!, Features one-act plays by the best of The New School for Drama’s up-and-coming actors, directors and playwrights. Thru April 28; Thurs. – Sat. at 8pm and Sat. at 3pm. THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DRAMA, 151 Bank St., 3 rd floor. Free. Reservations recommended. 212-279-4200. www.ticketcentral.com. www.drama.newschool.edu.

Trophy Wife, A new musical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s short story “Anna on the Neck.” April 12 - 22, Thurs. - Sun. at 7:30pm; Sun. at 2:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., 74 E. 4th St., bet 2nd Ave. & Bowery. $18. 212-475-7710. www.LaMaMa.org.

Waxing West, A new play by a Romanian playwright that explores the tragic-comic journeys of her compatriots caught up in the cultural and economic dislocations of post-Iron Curtain Eastern Europe. April 5 – 22, Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 pm; Sun at 2:30 & 7:30pm. LA MAMA E.T.C., First Floor Theater, 74A E. 4th St. $18, $13 seniors & students. 212-475-7710. www.lamama.org.


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